REVIEW: Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Z



Yuma Ishigaki (Battle Royle 2)
Suzuka Morita (Samurai Sentai Shinkenger)
Riki Miura (Juken Sentai Gekiranger)
Kenji Ohba (Kill BIll)
Hirotaro Honda (Gamera: Guardian of The Universe)
Junya Ikeda (Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger)
Arisa Komiya (Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters)
Syuusuke Saito (Kamen Rider Zi-O the Movie: Over Quartzer)
Yamato Kinjo (Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V)
Ryo Ryusei (Hiyokko)
Akihisa Shiono (Leaders 2)
Ayuri Konno (Another)
Katsuhiro Suzuki (Misaki Number One!)
Ryōma Baba (Here Is Greenwood)
Fuuka Nishihira (Tensou Sentai Goseiger)
Naoto Takahashi (Ultraman Orb)
Hideo Sakaki (Segodon)
Shunya Shiraishi (Kamen Rider Fourze)
Makoto Okunaka (Kamen Rider Wizard)
Tasuku Nagase (Beppinsan)
Junki Tozuka (Helter Skelter)
Yuko Takayama (Twin Spica)
Hisahiro Ogura (Little Maestro)
Atsushi Maruyama (Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger)
Sota Fukushi (Umareru)
Hiroaki Iwanaga (Kamen Rider 000)
Ryota Ozawa (Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger)
Kenta Suga (Aibo)
Ayumi Kinoshita (Tensou Sentai Dekaranger)
Tetsu Inada (Kanon)
Nana Mizuki (Switch Girl!!)

193500093Magic gates appear throughout Japan, causing havoc as people are instantly transported from one place to another. While investigating the situation, Haruto Soma and Koyomi are approached by Geki Jumonji, who suddenly attacks Haruto after confirming his identity. Geki and Haruto fight as Space Sheriff Gavan type-G and Kamen Rider Wizard until Kamen Rider Wizard and Koyomi risk themselves to save a passerby from being hit by collateral damage. After confirming that both are good people, he stays his blade and flees. Meanwhile, Yoko Usami from the Go-Busters and her Buddyloid Usada Lettuce are camping beside a river until an unknown object falls from the sky beside them. They find a small robot at the crash site, which Yoko takes to the Energy Management Center and fixes it up. The robot introduces itself as Psycholon and she becomes friends with it.

Meanwhile at the Galactic Union, Geki confronts his superior and the previous Gavan, Retsu Ichimonji, about his orders to eliminate both Kamen Rider Wizard and Kamen Rider Beast, Kosuke Nitoh, but Retsu insists that both are too dangerous to be allowed to live because of their magical powers. Retsu relieves him from duty, sending the Space Sheriff Sharivan to complete the task. Back at the location where Yoko found Psycholon, monsters from the evil organization Space Shocker are confronted by Kamen Rider Wizard until they send him away using a magic gate. Haruto emerges at a stadium where he is encountered by the Kyoryugers who mistake him for a Debo Monster at, then challanged by Kyoruger’s Daigo Kiryu to ddetermine how brave Haruto is until Gai Ikari from the Gokaigers appears to stop their fight as he wants to meet with Haruto about the incident of Space Shocker’s plan of framing Haruto using a same magic power. Geki attempts to stop Sharivan from leaving to Earth to execute Kamen Rider Wizard and Kamen Rider Beast with no success. Yoko is attacked by Space Shocker, who are after Psycholon, but her fellow Go-Busters Hiromu Sakurada and Ryuji Iwasaki appear to assist her. When the monsters try to send both Yoko and Psycholon through a portal, Hiromu and Ryuji appear to save her and are sucked in instead, and she is forced to keep fighting by herself.

Gai and Haruto discuss the situation, later joined by Geki and Nito, until Sharivan appears to fight them. To dissuade his fellow Space Sheriff, Geki tries to don his combat suit with no success and his partner Shelly informs him that after he was removed from duty, the Dolgiran’s systems were locked down, preventing her from providing him his weaponry. When monsters from Space Shocker also appear at the scene, Sharivan is forced to stop pursuing the other heroes to fight them until they flee through a portal leading to the Genmu World and Geki also dives there by himself to investigate. Past the portal at the Genmu Castle, Geki witnessess Strategist Raider from the Space Crime Syndicate Madou and Shadow Moon discussing their plan to use Psycholon to gather enough magic energy to revive Madou’s leader Demon King Psycho, learning that they are the ones behind Space Shocker. Soon after, Gai appears to help Geki escape, and back on Earth, they rescue Yoko and Psycholon from Space Shocker troops. Taking refuge at the Antique Shop Omokagedō with the others, Geki reveals that the Galactic Union intends to destroy Earth with the Super Dimensional Cannon to prevent Space Shocker from completing their plan, as their scheme threatens the entire universe.Kamen_Rider_×_Super_Sentai_×_Space_Sheriff-_Super_Hero_Taisen_Z-001Encouraged by Gai and the others to not give up yet, Geki leaves to confront Space Shocker by himself until as Kai/Sharivan appears to that the evidence of the villains who framed Wizard and Beast of using a same magic power has been informed as the villains is on the moves to revived Madou and inform him that they have one hour until the Galactic Union fires their main weapon to destroy the Earth, then leaves to call Shaider for reinforcement. While Gai seeks help, Geki enters the portal to the Genmu World, accompanied by Yoko, Psycholon, and Nito, and they are attacked by Space Shocker. Separated from the others, Geki is forced to confront the monsters unarmed until Kotoha Hanaori from the Shinkengers appears at the Dolgiran, revealing that she was sent there by Gai. She hacks the ship’s systems to lift the lockdown and allow Geki to transform into Gavan type-G once more. Yoko keeps pushing forward by herself until Reider and Shadow Moon appear to block her path and attempt to take Psycholon from her, and the little robot uses its powers to have her reunited with Hiromu and Ryuji. Just as Kamen Rider Beast and Gavan type-G are about to be defeated, several Kamen Riders and Super Sentai warriors, including another hero’s Sangiman/new Inazuman appear to help them. Gai rejoins his fellow Gokaigers and Gavan type-G provides them with six Metal Hero Keys to assist in the fight.

The Go-Busters have a tough battle against Shadow Moon until the Gokaigers, Gavan, Kamen Rider Beast, Kamen Rider Wizard, Sharivan, Kamen Rider Fourze, and Kamen Rider Meteor appear to assist them, joined by Shaider Kamen Rider OOO and the Kyoryugers also join the fight as well. As Shadow Moon and his reinforcements are defeated, the one-hour delay provided by the Galactic Union runs out and a regretful Retsu is forced to fire the Super Dimensional Cannon. The three Space Sheriffs then ride their ships and manage to stop the weapon’s blast from hitting the Earth but Reider reveals that it was their intention all along to use its energy to complete the Demon King’s resurrection. The resultant explosion provides enough power for it, before Reider perishes, just to later return as Space Reider, bringing several other monsters to the fight. Psycholon is also overcome by the energy surge and is put under Madou’s control as well. The heroes find themselves in a pinch against their enemies until Akaranger and Kamen Rider 1 arrive with reinforcements. Kyoryu Gold appears to assist Kamen Rider Beast against Space Reider and together, they destroy him for good. Yoko calls out for Psycholon and it manages to break free from Psycho’s control but ends up sacrificing itself to protect her from a fatal blast. The enlarged Psycho tries to escape into space, but Gavan type-G, Sharivan, and Shaider, who revealed to be alive appear to stop it, and the monster is ultimately destroyed by a robot formed by the Kyorugers’ Kyoryuzin and Kamen Rider Wizard’s WizarDragon combined. After the battle, Usada reveals to Yoko that Psycholon can be fixed, and as the Space Sheriffs return to space, the Kamen Ridersi and Super Sentai warriors bid their farewells after they had joined forces to protect Earth once more.

REVIEW: Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen


Masahiro Inoue (Kamen Rider Decade)
Kimito Totani (Shukatsu)
Tatsuhito Okuda (Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider)
Shu Watanabe (Kamen Rider 000)
Riho Takada (Limit)
Sota Fukushi (My Tomorrow, Out Yesterday)
Ryuki Takahashi (High Kick Girl)
Fumika Shimizu (Kamen Rider Fourze)
Ryo Yoshizawa (Natsuzora)
Rikako Sakata (Calling You)
Justin Tomimori (Seven Detectives)
Shiho (Kazuo Umezu)
Shion Tsuchiya (Kamen Rider Hibiki)
Rina Akiyama (Kamen Rider Agito)
Kenjirō Ishimaru (Ringu 2)
Ryota Ozawa (Nozokime)
Yūki Yamada (Holiday Love)
Mao Ichimichi (Uchu Sentai Kyuranger)
Kazuki Shimizu (A Day of One Herb)
Yui Koike (Daily Lives of High School Boys)
Junya Ikeda (Garo: Kami no Kiba)
Katsuhiro Suzuki (Tonde Saitama)
Ryōma Baba (Here Is Greenwood)
Arisa Komiya (Uchu Sentai Kyuranger)
Hideo Sakaki (Segodon)
Naoto Takahashi (Coming Out)
Fuuka Nishihira (Future Diary)
Asaya Kimijima (Kamen Rider 000)
Hiroaki Iwanaga (Berserk)
Yudai Chiba (Taira no Kiyomori)
Tetsu Inada (Doctor Slump)

aZNohuRuxYWLNjEs87aCvLImR11The film begins with Captain Marvelous of the Gokaigers confronting and defeating the Seven Legendary Riders before Tsukasa Kadoya appears before him. While Marvelous swears to him he will not rest before all Kamen Riders are destroyed, Tsukasa claims he will not stop until all Super Sentai are vanquished. While watching Earth from the moon, Kamen Rider Fourze, Yuki Jojima, and Miu Kazashiro see a series of shooting stars that turn out to be a Zangyack fleet. Within moments, Amanogawa High is invaded by Zangyack militants as Gentaro comes to Shun Daimonji’s aid before being blasted away from the Kamen Rider Club to an area where he meets Captain Marvelous. Introducing himself as Kengo Utahoshi and Yuki arrive, Marvelous reveals his intent to kill Gentaro as he transforms into Gokai Red.Transforming in response, Kamen Rider Fourze is overpowered by Gokai Red before sicking the soldiers on him. But, the rest of the Gokaiger crew arrive and take out the Zangyack soldiers before they attempt to talk Marvelous out of attacking the Kamen Riders. Marvelous is unconvinced as he summons his new ship, the Gigant Horse, and calls in Warz Gill, Ackdos Gill, Brajira of the Messiah, the Black Cross King, Long, Dagon, the Questers, and Doukoku Chimatsuri. Though Kamen Rider Meteor arrives to lend a hand, Gokai Red retaliates by summoning Rider Hunter Silva to cripple Meteor before inflicting the death blow and tells his crew that Kamen Rider Decade has already taken the lives of the Gorengers and some of the other Super Sentai teams. t their city’s Kazami district, the Go-Busters find people being attacked by various Kamen Rider monsters under Doktor G of the revived Dai-Shocker. Doktor G then introduces the Go-Busters to Dai Shocker’s Great Leader, Tsukasa Kadoya as he transforms into Decade to overpower them. But before he can finish them off, the Gokaigers save their successors and demand an explanation from Decade. However, Decade blames Marvelous for starting the fight before the Crisis Fortress appears overhead with Doktor G summoning Apollo Geist, the Bat Fangire, the Joker, General Jark, Neo Organism Doras, General Shadow, Llumu Qhimil, and the Arch Orphenoch to weaken the Gokaiger so Decade kills Luka, Ahim, and Gai as Joe and Don are forced to retreat.Super Hero Taisen DaiZangyackElsewhere, Brajira and various Goseiger monsters attack Kamen Rider OOO as the Double Births arrive to provide him back up before Silva arrives. Watching from afar, Marvelous encounters Daiki Kaito and reveals his goal to obtain the “Ultimate Treasure in the Universe” by killing all Kamen Riders. Taking out the two Births while fighting Kamen Rider Diend, Marvelous is about kill his opponent when OOO sacrifices himself to save the other Riders. Taking Hina and the Core Medals on her person to the Crisis Fortress, Kaito confronts Tsukasa after he gave his forces the order to go after the Goseigers. Kaito manages to take Tsukasa’s camera, refusing to support his friend as he and Hina are forced to retreat with Tiger-Roid and Komathunder sent after them as they run into Joe and Doc as they debate over their next course. At Hina’s behest, Kaito becomes Diend to wipe out the Dai-Shocker monsters. Learning that he is a Kamen Rider, despite stating he is on no one’s side in the conflict, Joe attempts to take out his frustrations on Kaito as he reveals what Marvelous’ intention while he spares Joe’s life upon beating him. From there, Don offers that they all join forces to solve what is truly going on with Marvelous and Tsukasa. Seeing that finding one of them is the only way to find answers, Kaito takes the others to Decade as he kills the Goseigers. Though they came only to talk, Joe is intent on fighting as Doras defeats him. However, Marvelous destroys the monster to save Joe and tells his first mate that this is for survival as only one group of heroes can exist. Telling Joe that Akarenger knows the true story, Marvelous tells him not to interfere as he confronts Tsukasa. Super Hero Taisen DaiShockerWith their amassed armies ordered to stand back and watch, Marvelous and Tsukasa transform and do battle. With both Gokai Red and Decade evenly matched, the fight ends in a stalemate. Later that night, Joe attacks Kaito but lacks the will to kill him while admitting he does not want to see any more death. When they decide to find Akarenger, Joe points out that he is dead. Kaito decides to buy them a ride on the Den-Liner with the cup of pudding he stole from Momotaros during their last meeting. Arriving in the winter of 1976 to watch his battle with Baseball Mask, Akarenger reveals that he knows why they come and ask them to take him to their time as he is joined by the the Zyurangers, the Goggle V, the Megarangers, the Dekarangers, and the Livemen. But Kamen Rider 1 suddenly arrives with Kamen Riders Kuuga, Faiz, Kabuto, Kiva, and Double with a battle ensuing where only Akarenger and Kamen Rider Ichigo remain.Super Hero Taisen Joe vs KaitoHowever, Akarenger and Kamen Rider Ichigo are revealed to be Gokai Red and Decade in disguise as both planned to flush out the remaining opposition and put an end. Mortified with Marvelous’s drive to sacrifice their own, a betrayed Joe engages his captain with Kaito protecting him before being knocked out by Decade. With both Kaito and Joe taken out, Gokai Red and Decade resume their epic battle have been before Doktor G and Silva arrive and reveal that Dai-Shocker and Dai-Zangyack have been playing them both in order to remove any opposition to combining their fortresses into Big Machine to take over the world. However, Marvelous and Tsukasa knew of the treachery and played along while sending those they seemingly defeated into a dimensional rift until the time to spring their trap arrived. Joined by the Gokaiger crew, OOO, and the real Akarenger and Kamen Rider 1 as they transform, Decade and Gokai Red are joined by Fourze, Meteor, the Go-Busters, and every other Kamen Rider and Super Sentai team to stand against the Shocker-Zangyack Alliance. However, as Go-Buster Oh is formed to fight the enlarged Warz and Ackdos while he and Gokaigers defeat General Shadow, Decade is horrified to find a revenge-driven Kaito as he forms Big Machine to teach everyone a lesson as the mecha kills Ackdos and Warz.Entering Big Machine, Diend uses it on Go-Buster Oh with Fourze saving Yellow Buster. Given the Rocket Super-1 Switch and a new Astro Switch, Fourze takes over Yellow Buster’s place in piloting Go-Buster Oh as it engages Big Machine with the Super Rocket-1 Switch giving the giant robot the means to take their opponent into space. Back on Earth, the Gokaigers gain OOO Ranger Keys to take out Silva while Doktor G becomes Kani Laser to overpower the Kamen Riders before the Goseigers give Decade, Ryuki, and Blade their Tensou Cards to overpower the Destron monster prior to using their signature moves to finish him. However, Doktor G is revealed to be Narutaki as he leave while telling Decade that he will never stop until he is dead. Back in space, using Saturn’s gravity as a boost, Fourze install the Drill Switch Super-3 on Go-Buster Oh to destroy Big Machine. Soon after, as Eiji and Hina are reunited, the Gokai Galleon crew watch Fourze befriending the Go-Busters. Marvelous then joins up with his crew sees the ultimate treasure being friendship between the Kamen Riders and the Super Sentai teams while accepting Eiji’s friendship. As for Kaito, having survived the Big Machine’s destruction but badly injured, gives Tsukasa back his camera and tells him to find his own path before accepting Tsukasa’s (and Joe’s) friendship in his own way while leaving.

REVIEW: Tensou Sentai Goseiger




Yudai Chiba (No Longer Human)
Rika Sato (Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle)
Kyousuke Hamao (Frame17)
Mikiho Niwa (Cheerfu11y)
Kento Ono (Q.E.D.)
Katsuyuki Konishi (Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger)
Sakuya Nakamura (Little DJ)
Ikuya Sawaki (Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger)
Louis Yamada LIII (Tensou Sentai Goseiger vs. Shinkenger: Epic on Ginmaku)


Recurring / Notable Guest Cast

Yuka Hoshaku (Kētai Deka The Movie)
Tetsu Watanabe (Silence)
Yousuke Itou (Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger)
Asumi Kikuchi (The Thorns of Alice)
Tetsu Inada (Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle)
Yua Saito (First Kiss)
Teruaki Ogawa (Ninja Sentai Kakuranger)
Satomi Hirose (Uchu Sentai Kyuranger vs. Space Squad)
Takuya Yoshihara (Assassination Classroom)
Riria Kojima (Ressha Sentai ToQger)
Fuuka Nishihira (Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters)
Tsuyoshi Honma (Ressha Sentai ToQger)
Maiko Itō (Mutant Girls Squad)
Tōru Baba (Creepy)


The whole concept of this season was that these 5 Gosei Angels in training are trapped on Earth after the Tower of Heaven(the bridge between our world and theirs) is destroyed by the Warstar aliens. So basically, they have to defeat the Warstar and try to find a way to get back to the Gosei World. Throughout the series, despite its hardships, I always loved this concept of the angels who come down when the Earth needs to be protected being trapped here. But, some of the things they did along the way annoyed me a bit. These 5 angels: Alata and Eri from the Skick(Air) Tribe, Agri and Moune from the Landick Tribe, and Hyde from the Seaick Tribe. Why only one from the Seaick Tribe you ask? Spoilers, cause Magis, Hyde’s partner, died. So after the Tower is destroyed, they all meet each other, and befriend this kid named Nozomu.  Nozomu decides to let them stay with him and his astromoner dad while they are stuck on Earth.

Warstar Arc
The Warstar aliens are the monsters for the first like 12 episodes or so. So the main villain  Mons Drake, Dereputa, and Susei no Buredoran are the leaders of the Warstar and they attack Earth and what not in the generic kill all human villain style. It ends fairly quickly with the Goseigers blowing up the ship

Yuuma Beast Arc

In the very next episode we see the debut of the Yuuna Beasts, Makuin and Kingugon. Now their mission is to basically pollute the whole world so all living things die. Thd they were sealed up by the original Gosei Angel a long time ago. So after they appear, we see Buredoran, who apparently survived the giant ship explosion, and he has a new look and is calling himself Chupacabra and wants to help the Yuuma Beasts and he does. During this arc, we see the debut of a couple cool things mainly GoseiKnight who is all kinds of badass. GoseiKnight is an ancient header who transforms into a knight and can fight on the ground and can become a zord. We also see the debut of the Super Goseiger power. Now throughout this arc we see Buredoran trying to betray Mukuin and Kingugon many times and eventually he dies. In the end of this arc Master Head gives the Goseigers the majority of his powers so they get GoseiUltimate and they defeat the Yuuma Beasts. The end of this arc is where I feel the series really started to pick up the pace and catch my interest a little more.

Mantorintis Arc

After the long battle with the Yuuma Beasts, this new robot empire from anciet times shows up called the Mantorintis. The Mantorintis is composed of Robogog and Metal Alice. So they have all this data on the Goseigers and build robots best suited to defeat them, but alas cannot. After a few episodes the Mantorintis build a robot out of Buredoran’s corpse, but steal his memories. They fight tthe Goseigers, and Alice gives Buredoran his memory back and he of course betrays Robogog and kills him.

Burajira Arc

So now, it’s revealed that Buredoran, who is the Gosei Angel, named Burajira, who originally sealed the Yuuma Beasts a long time ago. After he sealed them, he time-traveled 10,000 years in the future to right before the Warstar attacked, and has been using the other three groups to gain power to destroy the world then rebuild it for himself. So he kidnapped GoseiKnight, and made him fight the Goseigers, while the Goseigers defeated 3 monsters that would become dark gosei power drills. These drills are supposed to go into the Earth and destroy it, but of course the Goseigers stop him by defeating him, and then using some Gosei Global technique. They then become full-fledged Gosei Angels, but choose to stay on Earth.bunny_hat_rawgoseiger_movie_189872f8-mkv_snapshot_18-44_2013-01-03_15-08-19

So in the main story line department, Goseiger’s was very good. Despite the horrible filler episodes, the last 12 episodes or so really got me hooked into the story and the show in general.

REVIEW: Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters the Movie: Protect the Tokyo Enetower!



Katsuhiro Suzuki (Kamen Rider Zi-O)
Ryōma Baba (An Assassin)
Arisa Komiya (Ultraman Ginga S The Movie)
Hideo Sakaki (Godzilla: Final Wars)
Hiroya Matsumoto (Boys Love)
Naoto Takahashi (Ultraman Orb)
Fuuka Nishihira (Shrobe Edge)
Syo Jinnai (The Gift From Heaven)

8877f0d8b660c434842cb87c3980deafWith Tokyo now outfitted with Enetron Tanks. Tokyo Tower now also serves as Tokyo Enetower, which controls a dozen Enetron Tanks around it. The three core Go-Busters pay a visit to the district to test-drive the newly re-released first-generation Buster Vehicle FS-0O as well as meet its Buddy Roid Ene-tan. Unbeknownst to the Go-Busters Enter has lodged a rather large transport device in the middle of the tower. He also creates Steamloid, a Metaloid with the ability to rust the special alloy that Buddy Roids and MegaZords use. The Energy Management Center deploys the Go-Busters once they detect the Metaloid activity. They find Steamloid at a fountain near the tower, filling up. The Go-Busters and Buddy Roids battle Steamloid and save the civilians. However, Steamloid unleashes his steam on the Buddy Roids causing them to rust. Though Jin and Beet J Stag arrive on the scene, the EMC and Go-Busters realize that all MegaZords have been taken out of play, including those of Vaglass. This leaves the question of what exactly Enter is planning, if he couldn’t bring his own MegaZords into the fray. Jin arrives, and tells them that he’s deduced that Enter plans to build up enough transport energy on the Tokyo Enetower, which will transport the dozen Enetron tanks around it to Hyper Space. The resulting calamity will also transport ten thousand people with it.

With the Buddy Roids down for the count, Hiromu, Ryuji and Yoko plan to use brute force against Steamloid. The three arrive on the scene, with Ryuji using heatpacks to activate his “weak point”, which results in berseker rage. He uses this berserker attack to clear out a large portion of Buglers surrounding the tower. Hiromu manages to superspeed and clog Steamloid’s chimneys with stones, removing his ability to keep the environment toxic to the special alloy. However, the Go-Busters are outflanked and their weak points all surface. Ene-Tan and Nick hurriedly steal them away aboard FS-0O before any lasting damage could occur. Seeing this, Enter plans ahead to have five MegaZords prepped and transported, during the window where Steamloid’s toxic steam is dissipating. Miho detects MegaZord transport reactions but notes that one of them has not previously been identified.imagesWith the steam subsiding, the Go-Busters return to the Tokyo Tower and make a beeline for Steamloid himself. However, upon his defeat, the Vaglass MegaZords arrive and terrorize the district. Toru notes that the previously unidentified MegaZord is MegaZord Epsilon. The Buster Machines arrive to attempt a rescue of the Enetower, with CB-01 on airlift by RH-03 and GT-02 on the ground. However, Epsilon, piloted by Enter, blasts CB-01 and RH-03 onto the bay, away from the tower. SJ-05 arrives towing a new Megazord combination from the water. CB-01 and GT-02 have combined with FS-0O to form Go-Buster Kero-Oh. Go-Buster Kero-Oh battles and subdues the MegaZord Gamma, while Buster Hercules deals with MegaZord Delta and MegaZord Beta. However with the transport nearing activation, there isn’t enough time to take on the MegaZords and prevent the transport. Hiromu launches the Go-Buster Kero-Oh towards Epsilon and breaks formation, with Go-Buster Ace heading straight for Epsilon and FS-0O hurtling towards the tower. The other Buster Machines destroy the remaining Vaglass MegaZords, as Go-Buster Ace destroys Epsilon and Ene-tan, aboard FS-0O destroys Enter’s transport marker. The Go-Busters have once again won the day. Unfortunately, Ene-tan accidentally breaks the tip of Tokyo Enetower while awkwardly trying to climb up.

Soon, the three core Go-Busters and their Buddy Roids , now fully recovered from battle, repair the broken Tokyo Enetower tip. Afterwards, they enjoy a trip aboard FS-0O along the bay celebrating with beverages. The Go-Busters, the EMC officers Toru and Miho, and their Buddy Roids, including Ene-tan then visit the Tokyo Tower for fun as tourists. Jin and J enjoy the day atop a rooftop away from the tower. Commander Kuroki, with no one else in the command center, plays with his model Tokyo Ene-Tower and Buster Vehicle figures. Enter washes ashore, defeated. He vows to get the Go-Busters one day. As the Go-Busters, Buddy Roids, Toru and Miho people take a self-timed picture with the Tokyo Tower mascots, the tripod of the Ichigan Buster (SLR mode) accidentally topples and ends up taking a great shot of the Tokyo Tower itself.go-busters187aA great movie, I know Go-Buster is not well liked by many but I enjoyed it and I enjoyed this movie just as much.

REVIEW: Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters



Katsuhiro Suzuki (Kamen Rider Zi-O)
Ryōma Baba (An Assassin)
Arisa Komiya (Ultraman Ginga S The Movie)
Hiroya Matsumoto (Boys Love)
Hideo Sakaki (Godzilla: Final Wars)
Fuuka Nishihira (Shrobe Edge)
Naoto Takahashi (Ultraman Orb)
Risa Yoshiki (Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger)
Syo Jinnai (The Gift From Heaven)
Ayame Misaki (Attack on Titan)


Recurring / Notable Guest Cast

Yuma Ishigaki (Azumi)
Suzuka Morita (Kamen RIder Decade)
Gong Teyu (Kamen Rider W)
So Yamanaka (Kamen Rider Decade)
Ryo Hashizume (Kamen Rider W)
Yutaka Maido (Ultraman Mebius)
Minoru Matsumoto (Azumi)
Michiko Hosokoshi (Simoun)
Sayoko Oho (Jin)
Koumi Hashimoto (Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger: 10 Years After)
Mizuho Hata (Samurai Sentai Shinkenger)
Atsumi Ishihara (Girl’s Life)

Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters Hiromu, Ryuji & Yoko

Having just finished watching this Sentai Series (Season 36). I thought I would take a look back at the 50 episodes. I know that in Japan this season was not as well received as Gokaiger was, But I liked it.img-tokumei-sentai-go-busters-mission-13-335Thirteen years ago in the New Common Era calendar, the computer controlling the newly discovered energy source called Enetron was infected by a virus that caused it to create the evil energy being known as Messiah who wishes to take over mankind and create a world made for machines. Though sent into subspace by the scientists’ sacrifice, Messiah’s actions established the formation of the Energy Management Centre’s Special Ops Unit from three children who were caught in the crossfire, the Go-Busters, and their Buddyloids. In the present, 2012 NCE, a mysterious figure named Enter leads a group called Vaglass on incursions to gather enough Enetron to bring Messiah back. However, training for this day, the Go-Busters and their Buddyloids are deployed to combat Vaglass’s Metaloids and Megazords to protect the city’s Enetron from them. Later joined by Masato Jin and his Buddyloid Beet J. Stag, the Go-Busters’ resolve is strengthened once they learn the true nature of their enemy and the horrors that would result should Messiah enter their world.Beet-Buster-and-Stag-Buster-tokumei-sentai-go-busters-32944191-1280-720I thought the cast were very likeable, the story arcs seemed a little stretched at times, but still fun.


The highlights for me were

The Introduction of Masato who had been stuck in subspace, only to be free through an avatar he created, thou his body forever remained in the subspace dimension.


The Arrival of Escape played by the gorgeous Ayame Misaki, an Avatar assassin who seeks the ultimate opponent.

The final story arc where Enter becomes Dark Buster, and Masato making the ultimate sacrifice to destroy Enters backup, even I shedded a tear when I watched it. The references to the American Power Rangers were very welcome to the western audience; it’s a shame that they skipped an adaptation of this season and went to the next. I myself would love to see this adapted but sadly it’s not to be. All in all an excellent addition to the Sentai and next up will be season 37

REVIEW: Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters vs. Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger: The Movie




Katsuhiro Suzuki (Kamen Rider Zi-O)
Ryōma Baba (An Assassin)
Arisa Komiya (Ultraman Ginga S The Movie)
Hiroya Matsumoto (Boys Love)
Ryota Ozawa (Fasuto Kurasu)
Yuki Yamada (Juken no Cinderella)
Mao Ichimichi (009-1: The End of the Beginning)
Kazuki Shimizu (Tenshi ni I’m Fine)
Yui Koike (Daily Lives of High School Boys)
Junya Ikeda (Shinjuku Swan)
Hideo Sakaki (Godzilla: Final Wars)
Naoto Takahashi (Ultraman Orb)
Fuuka Nishihira (Shrobe Edge)
Syo Jinnai (The Gift From Heaven)
Ayame Misaki (Attack on Titan)
Kei Hosogai (Hana Oni)
Runa Natsui (School Days)
Ryo Ryusei (Toritsu Mizusho!)
Syuusuke Saito (Kamen Rider Zi-O: Over Quartzer)
Yamato Kinjo (Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V)
Akihisa Shiono (Does the Flower Bloom?)
Ayuri Konno (Strobe Edge)

rewrewrwerwerewrAfter the beautiful film that is Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters Returns vs. Dōbutsu Sentai Go-Busters, I finally go to watch Go-Busters vs Gokaiger movie. And while it was completely satisfying. Now Sentai VS. movies and Power Rangers team-ups all follow a standard formula. Last year’s team pops up in this year’s team’s world and they fight the remnants of last year’s villains who may or may not have teamed up with this year’s villains. So going into the movie, you have a pretty good idea of what to expect.The most interesting thing about this VS. movie though is that it feels a lot more like a Go-Busters movie with the Gokaigers merely guest starring. That’s not a bad thing and certainly not unique to this team-up, but for a team as well loved as the Gokaigers, it might feel like a disappointment. Indeed, while it was great to see the Gokaigers one last time as a team, their screentime was pretty limited as well as their real interactions with the Go-Busters. Save for Hiromu and Marvelous’ couple of scenes, the other Gokaigers and Go-Busters were only featured in very brief instances.Utilizing time and universe traveling and seeing that familiar Edo period set is to be expected on a Toei tokusatsu production. But it would’ve been nice to see a little more here, especially with Yoko, Gai and J getting plopped into the Edo period with an all too-short cameo by Jeloushitto. Not to mention a complete waste of fun English costumes on Doc, Jin and Ahim. But the biggest reason this felt more like a Go-Busters movie was how the bond between the Go-Busters and their Buddyroids took center stage. Fans can complain about many things about Go-Busters, but they cannot pick on how well the friendship and bond between the Go-Busters and the Buddyroids (and Kuroki, Morishita and Nakamura) was established and developed. Already having that connection, but getting highlighted here made the scenes of the Buddyroids shutting down and then coming back to life all the more powerful. That scene also proves just how amazing the original Go-Busters theme song is. As soon as you hear it kick in during a dramatic scene, you know you’re about to have tears start rolling down your cheek. The Gokaigers watching Hiromu, Ryuji and Yoko breakdown almost made them look like random bystanders who happen to stumble upon the scene instead of fellow comrades who know all too well the toll being a Sentai team can take on bonds and friendships.  The Gokaigers’ appearance and using the “evil Gokaigers” plot device even for a just a third of the movie made their participation feel hollow. Especially since Super Hero Taisen centered on the same exact plot point; Gokaigers/Marvelous pretending to be evil for a greater plan. UntitledSo it was great seeing the Gokaigers again and great to have them finally dancing, but it almost felt like they were wasted. As were the 30 second appearances of Escape and Basco as avatars. The nostalgia points with the Buddyroid keys, the old mecha keys, curry and chicken, a random cameo by Kaoru and Jin making that “I feel really at home in this…” comment about being in the Magiranger mecha were nice pluses. And the action sequences seemed to be much bigger and more slick here than they have been in recent movies, both the mecha battles and the henshined fights. But again, it was all about that emotional bond between the Go-Busters and the Buddyroids. And for a series that was all about heart and bonds, this movie fit right in with the rest of Go-Busters. Overall, it was a nice action-packed and emotional hour and change. It would’ve been nice to have given the Gokaigers a better epilogue for their final appearance, but it was still a more than enjoyable movie.




Katsuhiro Suzuki (Kamen Rider Zi-O)
Ryōma Baba (An Assassin)
Arisa Komiya (Ultraman Ginga S The Movie)
Hiroya Matsumoto (Boys Love)
Hideo Sakaki (Godzilla: Final Wars)
Naoto Takahashi (Ultraman Orb)
Fuuka Nishihira (Shrobe Edge)
Risa Yoshiki (Hataraki Man)
Syo Jinnai (The Gift from Heaven)
Ayame Misaki (Attack on Titan)
So Yamanaka (Kamen Rider Decade)
Michiko Hosokoshi (Simoun)

TheStranger-04.04.19-1.14-3-d84d4b7Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters was a rather polarizing series. Some, such as myself, enjoyed the fact that it was a series unafraid to do things differently immensely. However others were extremely critical of how different it was to your standard Super Sentai show, and sadly these were probably the most vocal group as Go-Busters has gone on the be the the most poorly-viewed show in the franchise’s history. However regardless of that the 36th Sentai are back for a straight-to-DVD “Returns” movie (just like Shinkenger and Goseiger had) titled Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters Returns vs. Dōbutsu Sentai Go-Busters, which serves to answer a question that had been on a lot of fans’ minds: What if Go-Busters had been more like your typical Super Sentai series?Dōbutsu_Sentai_Go-BustersSet on New Years’ Eve 2012 (curiously setting it during a week Go-Busters didn’t air), the Go-Busters are alerted to an attack on the city that isn’t of Vagras origin. As they investigate, they discover the Great Demon Lord Azazel, who quickly destroys their Buster Machines before killing them all on his fiery rampage.Nick awakens in heaven, where he is told by a rather familiar looking God that as the 1,000,000th entrant to heaven that year (Beet J Stag being the 999,999th) he will grant him one wish. Nick wishes to live in world where the the incident that gave birth to Messiah 13 years ago never happened, transporting him and J to world where the Go-Busters live very different lives. Hiromu is starting his first day as a student teacher at the Energy Management Highschool, where Ryuji is already a teacher. The school is run by Kuroki, while Jin is the groundskeeper and Yoko a student.  However proving that you can’t keep a good Sentai down, their peaceful lives are interrupted by the arrival of the Machine Empire Mechalion, led their Empress Transister (who again looks awfully familiar). Kuroki reveals he knew the day was coming, presenting Hiromu, Ryuji and Yoko with changers to become the Dōbutsu Sentai Go-Busters! What follows is a look into the year-long adventures of the team, including the arrival of new powers, new mecha and new members!dobutsu-1001The world of the Dōbutsu Sentai Go-Busters is much more than simply giving the Busters new visors and renaming a few things, its a hilarious tribute to all things classic Super Sentai. As soon as the team roll up on the screen they’re spouting a brand new rollcall and using classic Sentai fighting techniques right out of the Showa era (see: Go-Buster ball). To see the Go-Busters use these kind of attacks is so bizarre it’s fantastic. Plus they even get their own theme song! Next we see segments as if Dōbutsu Sentai Go-Busters was a real show, divided up by episode number/titles that play around with common Sentai tropes. Hiromu and Ryuji have a fist fight before becoming closer friends, mysterious new members appear before dying in a blaze of glory several episodes later and there’s even a hinted romance between Hiromu and Yoko. All things considered the film should be wildly predictable, but you never quite know what’s going to be parodied next.  As mentioned earlier this alternate universe adds two new Go-Busters into the mix. The first is Green Hippopotamus, whose real identity is complete stranger Atsushi Domyoji (played by Usada Lettuce’s voice actor Tatsuhisa Suzuki). He isn’t around for very long (both figuratively and literally), but it’s pretty cool to see a hippo themed ranger and the appearance of a complete stranger is VERY fitting to both how Super Sentai and Kamen Rider handle their additional members. Fans who were hoping Kuroki (sporting a pretty fancy Hitler ‘tache here) would saddle up as an additional Go-Buster get their wish, as he makes a brief appearance as the sassy Black Puma – even piloting Tategami Li-Oh while he’s at it! Of course, as per usual the comedy highlight of the film is none other than Beet J Stag. Tagging along for Nick’s adventures in the parallel universe, he simply goes along with everything that happens – so much as perfectly taking on the role of Silver Stag much to Nick’s instant confusion. From his regular hijinks concerning enertron to him running between two roll calls in the film’s climax (after all, there is only ONE Beet J Stag), it’s just a constant reminder about how much of a funny and endearing character he is. And also how much he’s going to be missed.Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters Returns vs. Dōbutsu Sentai Go-Busters is many things. It’s a final send off to the Go-Busters, an extra adventure that slots into the events of the series nicely, a loving tribute/parody of classic Super Sentai tropes and storylines, a massive middle finger to all those who mocked Go-Busters for being so different but also an opportunity for them to sample what might have been had it chosen to be a bit more “generic”. “Returns” films are often a mixed bag when it comes to Super Sentai (Shinkenger’s is awful and Goseiger’s nice but rather forgettable), but Go-Busters has single-handedly turned all of those expectations around. This isn’t just the best “Returns” film there’s been, it’s also one of (if not the) best Super Sentai films ever made.